New Delhi, Aug 5: Minister of External Affairs (MEA) of India, Sushma Swaraj became a hero for Geeta who mistakenly crossed into Pakistani border 13 years back. She assured everyone that the government of India will bring Geeta back to her own country.
The story of the deaf and mute Indian girl made headlines following the success of Salman Khan starrer movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The Bollywood movie too revolves around a speech-impaired girl (Munni) from Pakistan who finds herself lost in India with no way to return her home. An Indian man (Bajrangi Bhaijaan, role played by Salman Khan) undertakes the task and reunites her with her family in Pakistan.
The reel life story became a real life story when Sushma Swaraj put all her efforts to bring Geeta back to the country. Following her order, Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan, TCA Raghavan along with his wife met Geeta in Karachi on Tuesday, Aug 4.
Informing everyone about the meeting, Sushma wrote on Twitter, "Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Mr Raghavan and Mrs Raghavan met Geeta in Karachi today. Our High Commissioner believes that Geeta is an Indian. We will bring Geeta back to India."
Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Mr Raghavan and Mrs Raghavan met Geeta in Karachi today.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 4, 2015
Our High Commissioner believes that Geeta is an Indian.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 4, 2015
We will bring Geeta back to India.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 4, 2015
We are grateful to all individuals and institutions in Pakistan who looked after Geeta.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 4, 2015
After his meeting with Geeta at the Edhi trust shelter home in Karachi, Raghavan was quoted as saying, "The purpose of my visit to this centre is to find out all details about Geeta's case and background and try to locate her family and relatives as soon as possible."
Earlier Salman Khan too had asked Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan to see how he can help Geeta. Now 23, Geeta has got a fresh lease of hope mainly due to the runaway success of the Salman Khan-starrer 'Bhajrangi Bhaijan'.
The success of the movie not only helped Geeta but it has also helped India and Pakistan. Raghavan said, "The fact that I have come here is itself a message of peace from our government."